Frozen in Time

Frozen in Time

[epic Story of Survival and A Modern Quest for Lost Heroes of World War II]

Audiobook CD - 2013
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On November 5, 1942, a U.S. cargo plane slammed into the Greenland ice cap. Four days later, a B-17 on the search-and-rescue mission also crashed. Miraculously, all nine men on the B-17 survived. The U.S. military launched a second daring rescue operation, but the Grumman Duck amphibious plane sent to find the men vanished.

In this thrilling adventure, Mitchell Zuckoff offers a spellbinding account of these harrowing crashes and the fate of the survivors and their would-be saviors. Frozen in Time places us at the center of a group of valiant airmen fighting to stay alive through 148 days of a brutal Arctic winter until an expedition attempts to bring them to safety. But that is only part of the story. In present-day Greenland, Zuckoff joins the Coast Guard and North South Polar Inc. on a dangerous expedition to recover the remains of the lost plane's crew.

Frozen in Time is a breathtaking blend of mystery, adventure, heroism, and survival. It is also a poignant reminder of the sacrifices of our military personnel and their families--and a tribute to the important, perilous, and often overlooked work of the U.S. Coast Guard.

Publisher: [New York] : Harper Audio, [2013]
Copyright Date: ℗2013
ISBN: 9780062283443
0062283448
Branch Call Number: CD 940.544973 ZUC
Characteristics: 8 sound discs (9 hr.) :,digital ;,4 3/4 in.

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dkhrosskc
Jul 03, 2017

One of the best books I have ever read. So impressed by this author.

bibliotechnocrat Oct 25, 2014

In the winter of 1942 a U.S. cargo plane went down triggering a search that caused two more planes to disappear into the frozen waste. This captivating narrative relates the extraordinary lengths the military went to in its efforts to rescue the survivors. The book has an interesting structure: text (in past tense) covers the plight of the survivors attempting to stay warm and stay alive in crazy arctic weather; this is alternated with the (present tense) story of how the author teamed up with the U.S. Coast Guard and a dedicated search crew to try find the bodies of those who did not come back. It's a tense read, even if the very end takes on the hue of a reality show.

carolsbrown Feb 21, 2014

Amazon suggestion of WWII heroes
got from Bill's order of Boys in the Boat

MrEuanMorton Oct 10, 2013

Beautifully written and very moving. It's an important story and one I'm glad the author discovered.

AlanReynolds Aug 17, 2013

I agree with Robbol: The incredible bad luck these survivors faced in the Arctic seems unbelievable - truth is stranger and more ironic than fiction in this case. A testimony to human spirit. Great read!

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Robbol
Jul 23, 2013

Hollywood couldn't dream up an 'adventure' story as good as this. Very sobering that, even with the equipment of today, Nature can still have the upper hand.

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